Kim Kardashian has emptied out the “Taylor Swift” section of her receipts drawer.
In a series of videos posted to Snapchat, the recent Forbes cover girl shared what appears to be a recording of her husband Kanye West asking for — and getting — Taylor’s permission to rap about her on his single “Famous."
One video shows Kanye rapping the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” over the phone. “It’s like a compliment," she says. “I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice."
“I just have a responsibility to you as a friend,” replies Kanye.
Back in February, a few lines from “Famous” leaked ahead of its official release, and Taylor's camp denied that Kanye had ever called her for approval. According to a statement, Taylor had “cautioned him against releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’"
That part of the lyric — the “bitch” part — still seems to be what Taylor’s most upset about. “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song?” she wrote in a note posted to Twitter and Instagram. “It doesn’t exist because it never happened."
In February, Kanye tweeted that “bitch is an endearing term in hip hop like the word Nigga.” That distinction was apparently never made clear to Taylor before the song came out, though another Snapchat video appears to show her approving a similar line: “It made her famous."
In her Forbes cover story, Kim claimed that Taylor was just out to “play the victim again.” A response statement from Taylor’s team included the line, "Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone."